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Sam shows a preference to Rob to the dismay and rage of Bull. Bull's inappropriate high testosterone conduct lands him a "time out" by himself on Gilligan's Island while the rest of the party remains on the boat. Bull plans and then takes his revenge as this turns into an abduction film. Ben Oxenbould plays the role of Bull very well. He could well be on his way to being the Australian "David Hess" of abduction terror. Outside of Bull's character, the film really doesn't take off.
F-bombs, sex, no nudity.
What I liked about this film, aside from the professional fimmaking and paradisical locations (Maldives), was the realism of the story and characters. The film skirts the borders of the slasher genre and I'm sure it was tempting for the writers to have the psycho (Ben Oxenbould) morph into Jason Vorhees, but they wisely resisted.
Someone complained on the IMDb message board about how unbelievable it was at one point when a group of four or five from the expedition "cowardly" put up with the psycho's tormenting antics when he doesn't even have a weapon. But this is where the film shines as a PSYCHOLOGICAL thriller and not just a thriller. Bull, the psycho, had gained the upper hand by this point in the story. The others are literally afraid of him and fearing for their lives. They're also in shock since this was supposed to be a paradise surfing vacation. The blond guy with short hair tried to scrap with Bull a couple of times and was easily humbled, not to mention beat up. It's a mental thing. Bull is the king of the mountain at this juncture -- "king" by brute force and arrogance alone. One of the girls, Sam, is anticipating getting raped and who knows what else. The teen dude doesn't know what to do, since he was Bull's little buddy, but now he sees what a total psycho he is. So they're all afraid and considering their options.Read more ›
A group of surfers take off in a chartered boat. One's girlfriend is a filmmaker and she brings a friend along. A psycho surfer "legend in his own mind" snaps and mayhem ensues. Lesson from film - if you are out in the middle of nowhere and one of yours turns psycho, kill and run.
What a better movie it would have been, if it just concentrated on the surfing, but no one would be interested. Shame for that. Worth watching, but just.
The actors keep mumbling throughout the whole movie, it is hard to understand what they are saying. One of the guys keeps getting mad and lose his temper, that's the whole movie. The only plus is that there are beautiful scenes of the ocean and waves, that's about it! I don't recommend this movie !!
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